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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

GIVE ME AN L, GIVE ME AN O, GIVE ME AN A... WHAT DOES THAT SPELL?

LOA, LOA, LOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ON DAY 49!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I was watching rumor queen today and I knew that Non Special Need Referrals were arriving today and I thought that maybe some LOA's would come to clear some people off of the chart before me.  But in no way did I think that we would get LOA today.  The average wait is 80 days!!!!!!! God wants Lily home!  I saw one person get their LOA with a LID like mine but they had some different circumstances.  They were a 1600 family.  (In the adoption world this would mean that they move a little faster through the system because they are pre-hague)  If you did not understand that don't worry.  I took the girls to ballet and then we went for Chinese food.  By the way my fortune said, " I will find happiness in mind and heart."  After dinner we went to choir.  I got a text message from my home phone telling me that their was a missed call and when I checked it, it was from my adoption agency.  Karla said to call her, but not to worry there was nothing wrong.  So I thought it was a question about something or maybe she even had some new information on Lily.  I tried calling her back, but she did not answer.  When I got home, I asked Mike if he got a call from Karla.  He said, "Yes, she wants you to call her, we got LOA!
What??? I could not believe it.  So I called her and now I have been up filling out the next part of the adoption work that I will overnight to her after I get my LOA from Fed Ex!!!!!!!!!!  She said we could travel as soon as February, but with the Chinese New Year, we may have to see what will be available.  So I will still expect March, but if February happens yeah!  I know God has a perfect timing for this.

On a side note,  we had decided on Lily Faith Xiaohuan for her name, but when I was driving home from Choir and thinking about what the call was about, we drove by a big sign that was lit up, NOEL, just as the first NOEL played on the radio.  We have to put her name down on these forms I am filling out and I think that Lily Noel Xiaohuan feels right.  Mike is in bed now.  I will ask him what he thinks.

Hang on Lily, you will soon have a family!!!!!!!!

I need to kick into high gear here.  I haven't even asked for quilt squares for her 100 Wishes Quilt!!!!!!

We need to get her a bed!!!!!  And move Emma and Meilynn out of cribs.

Build shelves in the closets so we don't have three dressers!!!!

and so much more!!!!!!!!!
Wow!  we are going to China!!!!!!!

10 comments:

Susan said...

49 days! How exciting! Ours was just last week, maybe we will end up meeting in China? Here's praying we both get TA's fast, fast, fast!

Debberoo said...

Many congratulations! What a beautiful family you have!

Laura Bennett said...

Oh I am so very excited for you Vicki!! We are waiting for TA too! Our 6yo daughter is in Guangdong province, also!!

China- we will be there soon!!!

Mel said...

Praise God! Oh Vicki...I am overJOYED for you and your entire family...Lily included! Sending hugs and prayers for speedy travel!!!!

Anonymous said...

So excited for you! Please keep us posted.
Soraida in Florida

Dawn said...

Vicki,

So happy for you!! You will soon be traveling to get Lily!!!!!!!

Keep us posted~

Dawn

The Ferrill's said...

GRINS!!!!!! And guess what? We got LOA too!!!!!
Good morning traveling buddy!!!!!!! ;)
I'm still saying "WOW"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Laine

Kristi said...

I was hoping that your LOA was one of the four Karla told me arrived yesterday! My family is boldly praying for a record setting TA so that we can travel before CNY ~ hope you'll join us in that!
Oh, and feel free to take any part of "the next steps" summary. I'm just glad that I finally understand the process to get TA ~ or at least I think I understand...

Natalie and Jake's Mama said...

OMG! How absolutely wonderful!!! I am so very, very excited for you. I LOVE the name Lily Noel. Sounds like miracles at work, to me. Woo-Hoo!!!!!

quilt-n-mama said...

YAH!!!!!
I am so excited for you guys that everything is moving fast now!
PTL!
Blessings,
gayly